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Caithness stone for new 57m Aberdeen library

University of Aberdeen library
An artist's impression of inside the new library

A quarry company has won a contract to supply Caithness stone for the University of Aberdeen's new £57m library.

The building will replace the university's Queen Mother Library and house collections of historically-important books and archives.

Wick-based Caithness Stone Industries will provide building and finished stone.

The firm has 30 staff and operates four quarries in the far north.

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has welcomed the contract award.

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